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Green Lake Trail

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 3.9 (13)

An easy gravel run around a popular lake. You'll see ducks, families, and exercisers of all kinds.


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2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

100%

Runnable

177' 54 m

High

164' 50 m

Low

25' 8 m

Up

25' 8 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

1%

Max Grade (1°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

No courtesy rules are explicitly stated for the gravel margin.

Asphalt path courtesy rules: Inside lane: runners, walkers, baby strollers; clockwise direction recommended. Outside lane: bicycles and skaters; counter-clockwise direction only.

In summer and fall algal toxins can affect swimming by you or your pet. See green2.kingcounty.gov/swimb… for current status.

Runner Notes

The gravel has occasional potholes which become puddles on wet days.

Description

The gravel inner margin of the asphalt loop bounding Green Lake is a pleasure to run on. Much of it is generously wide, and it occasionally feeds onto dirt shortcuts. At a few points, one is forced onto asphalt to cross a bridge or skirt a building.

Flora & Fauna

Commonly seen animals include ducks, toads, cormorants, loons, herons, geese, turtles, raccoons, rats, squirrels, bats, hawks, eagles, and osprey. Pink and white cherry trees on the west side were donated by the Japanese government in the 1930's.

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Ben Stephens

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 13 votes

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  3.9 from 13 votes
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#405

in Washington

#8,806

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Photos

A double rainbow over Green Lake's Duck Island.
Apr 30, 2017 near Shoreline, WA

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Apr 14, 2019
Caitlin Duffy
9mi — 1h 17m
Mar 20, 2018
Shelby P
Beautiful evening and a perfect run! 3mi
Apr 29, 2017
Ben Stephens
11mi — 1h 10m